The InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition offers a share of €280,000 cash prize fund but is much more than just a cash competition. Seedcorn is primarily a way to help companies make their business investor ready and improve their chances of securing venture funding.
This year’s Seedcorn competition is now closed for entries
Thank you to everyone who has registered for the 2016 Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition. We have been overwhelmed with the response from SMEs across the island, North and South and are looking forward to a healthy competition again this year!
For those companies who have already submitted their initial applications, you will shortly receive an email in relation to uploading the visual element of your application. In the meantime if you would like to amend your details and/or upload your visuals login in here.
Gain some useful insights from our Seedcorn 2015 overall winner, Kieran Normoyle from Ocean Survivor who shares his experiences of winning the Seedcorn competition last year.
|3 March||Launch of Seedcorn Competition|
|March-May||Seedcorn Promotional Workshops|
|27 May||Closing date for initial applications|
|17 June||Announcement of Shortlisted Companies and Invitations to Submit Full Business Plans|
|June and July||Business Planning Workshops|
|2 September||Closing date for receipt of Business Plans|
|5-23 September||Assessment of Business Plans|
|23 September||Announcement of Regional Finalists|
|November||Announcement of Regional Winners|
|23 November||Final Judging and Award Ceremony Belfast|